The Fir Trees
Travel Blogs from Strabane
Not a blog entry as per say, just going to mention that you meet some characters in hostels and even the owners of the hostels are great!
Taking the **** out of the customers and not insulting them is wonderful! Especially when you speak Irish not English!
And sorry for taking so long to upload blogs…I have a word document that is currently sitting on over 5,000 words of entries that I haven’t uploaded because the internet is slow. And ...
... It was 10Eu which I was cautious of spending, but if you don’t spend anything you don’t gain anything.
And it was easily the best 10 Euro I have ever spent.
A 2 hour show of Irish music, sing-a-longs and World champion Irish dancers.
And when I say World Champion, I mean a 14 year old, twice winning, world Champion winner.
And I think I am doing well.
It was just a usual travel day.
Nothing overly exciting. Usually something does happen that makes it exciting, but not always.
But on the upside, I met a lovely Aussie bloke at the hostel (even though I am camping on the grass) from Canberra.
And the lady who runs the hostel is gorgeous! But she took the **** out of me for being Tasmanian! Haha.
I am so so tired!
Lisa xo ...
... a drink, about the area, and history and families and clans. It turned out he was also from Ballycastle originally, which is where Darren's family is! Such a legend. Irish people prove themselves, over and over, to be the friendliest people ever. After a bit he had to head off, so we thanked him and said goodbye and went back to our beers. We had some sandwiches left over, which Darren offered to the group of guys on the next table, then we ended up joining them, and got a few ...
... the Mull of Kintyre and it's open sea and not so pleasant. Lunch is a "toastie" - tomato & cheese toasted. I think of Mum and her island and how her father's family left Glasgow on the Clyde and Ailsa Craig would have been their last contact with Scotland. And they never went back. Father Barnett never saw it, but his children had Scottish names: Alexia, Ailsa, & Graham and then Aunty Lexie's children were given the Scottish names of: Ian, Neil, Bruce & ...